City of Philadelphia -- OCDEL Rescinds Requirement Regarding Audits
The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and Intellectual Disability Services (IDS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) issued Announcement EI-2010 #01 on September 25, 2014, which was addressed to executive and fiscal directors of all agencies participating in the Early Intervention Program (EIP). The announcement stated that, effective for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, OCDEL had rescinded requirements for EIP fee-for-service vendors to provide a Single Audit, Yellow Book, or Compliance Attestation. Accordingly, DBH/IDS audit requirements for EIP fee-for-service providers were rescinded as well. This announcement pertains only to agencies that provide direct services whose reimbursements are based purely on a fee schedule.